Bombay: Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik on Tuesday accused NCB official Sameer Wankhede of illegal wiretapping and said he would deliver a letter about the official’s wrongdoing to the agency chief.
“Sameer Wankhede through two people in Mumbai and Thane illegally intercepts some people’s cell phones,” said Malik, who targeted Wankhede after his son-in-law’s arrest.
Malik also claimed that Wankhede asked the police for the Call Detail Record (CDR) of a family member.
Wankhede, in his affidavit submitted to a Mumbai court on Monday, said he was under “a hidden threat of arrest because it does not suit certain vested interests to conduct an honest and impartial investigation.”
The official also claimed that he was personally targeted by a well-known politician (Malik), and the only reason he can understand is that the BCN had arrested “this person’s son-in-law, Sameer Khan”.
Malik said he was forwarding a letter written by someone from NCB about Wankhede ‘various illegal activities to the agency’s director general (CEO) SN Pradhan.
The NCP minister said the BCN should investigate the 26 allegations contained in the letter of extortion racketeering within the drug agency.
“As a responsible citizen, I will forward this letter to DG Narcotics asking them to include this letter in the investigation into Sameer Wankhede,” the minister tweeted.
Here is the content of the letter I received from an anonymous BCN official.
As a responsible citizen, I will forward this letter to DG Narcotics asking them to include this letter in the investigation of Sameer Wankhede pic.twitter.com/SOClI3ntAn
– Nawab Malik اب ملک नवाब मलिक (@nawabmalikncp) October 26, 2021
Malik said on Monday that Sameer Wankhede is a Muslim by birth and that his real name is “Sameer Dawood Wankhede”.
The minister had made public what he claimed to be Sameer Wankhede’s birth certificate and alleged that the latter had falsified documents.
However, the father of the BCN official later said his name was Dnyandev and not Dawood, as Malik claims.
Speaking to reporters here on Tuesday, Malik said: “I have all the authentic documents to prove that Sameer Wankhede was born into a Muslim family, but he forged his identity and sought employment in the listed caste category. . By law, Dalits who convert to Islam do not get quota privilege, so Sameer Wankhede denied the job opportunity to a genuine person from the Schedule Caste.
“A judicial investigation into this case will be launched soon,” said the minister.
When Sameer Wankhede’s father said his name was not Dawood, Malik said it was true that the father of NCB official Dnyandev Wankhede was born into a Dalit family in Washim District (formerly Akola) and that he then joined the State Excise Department.
“But, he married a Muslim woman here in Mumbai while converting to Islam and accepted the name Dawood. He has two children. However, Dnyandev Wankhede thought it over after the fact and he used his father’s certificate to get all the documents on behalf of Dnyandev Wankhede for his children to benefit, ”the minister said.
Malik said that if he produced false documents, Dnyandev Wankhede would have to show Sameer Wankhede’s birth certificate and prove his point.
“I challenge Dnyandev Wankhede to produce his son’s caste certificate,” he said.
Malik further stated that after January 26, 1950, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar stated that although he was born a Hindu, he would not die as a Hindu.
“The then Union government immediately issued a presidential decree stipulating that the benefits of reserving government jobs would only be applicable to Hindu Dalits,” he said.
“Subsequently, the Kabir and Sikh sects were exempted from the order. The latest change was made by the late Prime Minister VP Singh, who exempted Dalit converts to Buddhism. However, Indian law does not offer similar quotas to those converted to Islam or Christianity, the minister said.
So Dnyandev Wankhede, who “became Dawood by accepting Islam” cannot claim the benefits of the quota, said Malik.
“This is the only reason I treat his documents as fake,” he said.
He alleged that Sameer Wankhede and some of his colleagues were involved in an “extortion racket”.
“Their recent visit to the Maldives was for the same reason. I believe the amount was Rs 1,000 crore, ”the Minister said.